Best Portuguese restaurant in Toronto, please
We are making a trip to Toronto for the Maple Leaf Chow show and want to secure a reservation at the best Portuguese restaurant - recs. please! Much appreciated - we don't have any Portuguese restaurants in Los Angeles and want to eat my fill.
Chiado by a mile.
There is nothing to compare it to in Toronto.
Some say it is one of the best in the world.
Fish flown in fresh daily.
The whole grilled fish (three-4 to choose from) is always excellent.
The service is first-rate.
I tried Piri-Piri last night with some guests.
I hate to say this, but we were very disappointed. The service was slow and aloof, although not unfriendly. At no time did he ask us how our meal was, which was, uh, mediocre at best.
We all ordered fish for our mains. When they arrived, I immediately noticed the greens: the whole beans were dull, dull green like they've been overcooked to hell. I can't believe they would actually serve this. And, indeed, the greens were mushy and tasteless and luke warm.
My fish dish (I ordered the seam bream) wasn't all that bad, but for a dish that was over $21, you would have expected more. The presentation was amateurish and unappealing. It looked like things were just slopped on the plate. My guests didn't like their mains at all and didn't finish theirs.
The atmosphere is very casual--almost too casual. It's a family-oriented place with lots of babies and kids and NOISE. I wouldn't come here for a meeting.
All in all, I was a bit embarrassed for taking my guests here, and I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone.